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PRE-CODE CLASSICS BEWARE Volume 1

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PRE-CODE CLASSICS BEWARE Volume 1

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Collects #1-7, 1953-54. Recommended. Art by Harry Harrison, Sid Check, Roy Krenkel et al. Fresh from the fear-fraught fifties come the first seven issues of Trojan Comics' Beware, dragging along a whole bunch of festering corpses by way of an artists' assemblage that includes The Stainless Steel Rat himself, the great Harry Harrison, plus work by the fine Sid Check, Gerald Altman, Vince Napoli, Henry Kiefer, Roy Krenkel, Al Gordon, Leo Hagler, William Zeller, Albert Tyler, A.C. Hollingsworth, and Myron Fass. Plus severed-head panels and corpses on the cover (an SOTI issue), etc.

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Fresh from the fear-fraught fifties come the first seven issues of Trojan Comics' Beware, dragging along a whole bunch of festering corpses by way of an artists' assemblage that includes The Stainless Steel Rat himself, the great Harry Harrison, plus work by the fine Sid Check, Gerald Altman, Vince Napoli, Henry Kiefer, Roy Krenkel, Al Gordon, Leo Hagler, William Zeller, Albert Tyler, A.C. Hollingsworth, and Myron Fass. Plus severed-head panels and corpses on the cover (an SOTI issue), etc.

Issue #6 was noted in Wertham's Seduction of the Innocent (SOTI), "Children are first shocked and then desensitized by all this brutality." This issue features a corpse on the cover, a swipe from EC's Vault of Horror #26 , and also another swipe from Adventures Into Darkness #10!

Harry Harrison went on to become an award-winning science fiction author, as noted above. But in those days, he shared a studio with Wally Wood and was an aspiring artist. Here we have one of his infrequent appearances, albeit nothing to write home about. And Roy Krenkel's work here is from a very young talent and also not all-star stuff. However, Sid Check puts in the first of many appearances in this offbeat comic, and his work is always special. In the next volume, with issue #10, we'll be treated to a rare collaboration with Check and Frank Frazetta, as well as work by the famed Jay Disbrow.

Stories include "Guest of the Ghouls," "Heads of the Dead," "The Clutch of the Black Death," "Borrowed Blood,” "The Paper Ghost," "Almost Human," "Music of the Demons," "Slithering Terror," "When Werewolves Die," "The Mummy's Bride,” “Give Me Back My Head" and much, much more!

This title had it all, one of the more esoteric and fun comics of the pre-code days, from little-known publisher Trojan/Merit.

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Item Code PCB01H
Publisher PS Artbooks
Publish Date 2018
ISBN 9781786361349
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 256pg
Color Full Color
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